DVD+R vs. DVD-R

Celldamage

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Is there any difference between DVD+ and DVD-? I just got a DVD burner and I was just wondering what the difference between the two is, if any.
 
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If you just got it and its a new one then it doesn't matter - all the new ones do both + and - and often RAM too. I however don't know what the difference is, sorry.
 
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entity512

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Well dvd-r are cheaper to buy (cds) but the burners arnt. My dvd+rw was cheap ass from america and the disks are dearer than dvd-r's. and theres many differences on speeds while writing. You may want to read some reviews on your burner and see which disks you should use ;)
 

Kaylie

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i like to use dvd-r because there are more dvd players that can play dvd-r vs. dvd+r
 

crazyman143

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dvd-r and dvd+r are just different formats. I know that dvd+r is a newer than dvd-r, so that's why some older players won't read those disks. Check the book on your buner, it will tell you which type of discs it can read/write.
 

aharvek

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DVD-R tends to be more of a standard, DVD+R is almost like always using CD-RW media, where you have to format the disc before use and create the file system.

Most newer players will play DVD+/-R nowadays.
 
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